The Foundation of SDD

When the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck in 1995, telephones and other modern communications were cut off. Obtaining information on conditions in the stricken region became next to impossible.


The three founders of SDD spent days walking around the disaster zone, using the computer networks of the day to broadcast their findings nationwide. The website they built attracted some 35,000 hits a day, an unexpected result. Deeply impressed by the speed and power that the new networks held, the three men established a company, Seventh Dimension Design, Inc., registering it on November 24, 1995. On the same day, the founders delivered a presentation to municipal civil servants and representatives, under the title "How Local Governments Can Use Information Network Systems in Public Emergencies." At the time, it was highly unusual in Japan for a private company to present public-policy proposals to municipal governments uninvited, but the founders' proposal had a profound impact. Two years later, the plan was adopted as a policy for the construction of an "educational information network." Recognizing the urgent need to expand communication infrastructure, SDD became the first ISP in the 0727 telephone code area in Kawanishi City, Hyogo Prefecture.

History

1995 November Seventh Dimension Design, Ltd. is established in Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture.
1997 October The Company is reorganized as Seventh Dimension Design, Inc.
2000 July PRiZM, SDD's "general environment for medical information systems" obtains a certification under the Government of Hyogo Prefecture’s new-industry creation program as an "advanced medical network system".
  December With business expanding, SDD opens the Kobe Office.
2001 September The Kobe Office becomes the Company's headquarters. The Kawanishi Office is made SDD's Network Center.
2003 November SDD exhibits DATA Solution at the 2003 Joint Conference on Medical Informatics (JCMI 2003).
2004 November SDD exhibits DATA Solution at JCMI 2004.
2005 July SDD exhibits DATA Solution at International Modern Hospital Show 2005.
2006 April SDD exhibits DATA Solution at the 2006 International General Exhibition of Medical Imaging (ITEM2006).
  July SDD exhibits DATA Solution at International Modern Hospital Show 2006.
2007 March DATA Gen PRO (DATA Solution) is certified for inclusion in the Hyogo Prefecture New Product Purchasing program.
  April At the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 2007 (SAGES 2007) in Las Vegas, SDD exhibits the prototype for CXHD as well as DATA Solution.
  September SDD's commercialization of the high-definition medical video recording system (CXHD) obtains approval as a management innovation plan under the Law to Promote SME Business Activities.
  October At the Good Design Awards 2007, SDD wins the Good Design Award for DATA Gen PRO.
2008 July SDD exhibits CXHD and DATA Solution at International Modern Hospital Show 2008.
  September SDD exhibits CXHD at the 2008 World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery and the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery.
2009 April SDD launches OPELIO, a medical imaging support system.
  September SDD exhibits OPELIO and CXHD at International Modern Hospital Show 2009.
  November SDD exhibits OPELIO and CXHD at HOSPEX Japan 2009.
2010 July SDD exhibits OPELIO and CXHD at International Modern Hospital Show 2010.
  November SDD exhibits OPELIO and CXHD at a featured exhibition, "Surgical Video Systems and Image Processing", at HOSPEX Japan 2010.
  November SDD exhibits CXHD at the City of Kobe booth at MEDICA 2010, a medical trade exhibition held at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany.
2011 July SDD exhibits a new version of OPELIO along with CXHD at the International Modern Hospital Show 2011.
  November SDD exhibits OPELIO at a featured exhibition, "Surgical Video Systems and Image Processing", at HOSPEX Japan 2011. HOSPEX Japan 2011.
  November SDD exhibits OPELIO along with CXHD at MEDICA 2011, a medical trade exhibition held at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany.
2012 July SDD exhibits a new version of OPELIO at the International Modern Hospital Show 2012.
  July SDD starts selling its new video recording system, DATA Gen PRO HDR, tailored for the dental market.
  November SDD exhibits the new version of OPELIO at HOSPEX Japan 2012.
  November SDD exhibits OPELIO along with CXHD at MEDICA 2012, a medical trade exhibition held at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany.
2013年 July SDD exhibits OPELIO at the International Modern Hospital Show 2013.
  November SDD exhibits the new version of OPELIO at HOSPEX Japan 2013.
  November SDD exhibits OPELIO ONE at MEDICA 2013, in Messe Düsseldorf in Germany.
2014年 February SDD starts selling the new OPELIO units.
  July SDD exhibits OPELIO at the International Modern Hospital Show 2014.
  November SDD exhibits the new version of OPELIO at HOSPEX Japan 2014.
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